Church Members Robbed at Gunpoint in Ocean View


According to reports, congregants at an Ocean View church, including international visitors from Alaska were left shaken after three armed men stormed into the building and robbed them.

The robbery reportedly happened during a gathering at the Methodist Church in Zodiac Way on Monday afternoon. No one was wounded during the robbery.

According to EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher, Reverend Olivia le Roux said the robbers jumped over the wall while they were inside the church.

She said, “As we were busy preparing for lunch, people were in different groups and three men came over the walls after we had locked the front gate. One harassed one of the young people in the combi and the other two came into the hall and into the kitchen. One guy pointed the gun at one of the young people.”

According to the report, the armed men robbed congregants of their valuables and then fled the scene.